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Re^3: Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/ (zilla--)
in thread Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/
I find dzil to be a huge help when I code, so much that the lack of dzil on some of my older CPAN modules makes me not want to work on them.
With that said, I'm very sympathetic to the experience of trying to patch a dzil-using module; it can be a real hassle to reach that point. Would it help if the README or some piece of documentation somewhere (if not README, then what?) said that it's okay to use prove to run the tests, and that any patches can safely ignore dzil if you don't want to use it?